All You Need to Know About These 4 To Kill a Mockingbird Characters

Great Depression-era novels typically have an element of… well… depression. To Kill a Mockingbird isn’t any different. What is different is the fact that [spoiler alert] it ends on a slightly uplifting note. The story is centered around Scout—the narrator—and her struggle to see the good past the bad. It’s a struggle each of the …

5 Important Beowulf Characters to Write About in Your Paper

Beowulf is one of those stories that most teachers assign but few students really understand. It’s so old that no one even knows who wrote it. But within the verses lies a great, action-packed adventure filled with terrible monsters, a dashing hero, and terrible jealousy. The characters in this epic poem are really what make …

3 Taming of the Shrew Themes to Look for and Write About

I know what you’re thinking. Another Shakespeare play to analyze? I get it. Shakespeare can be hard to read. But here’s the thing… Shakespeare wrote some of the most well-known and most replicated plays. Ever. The themes he uses can be found throughout literature and film even today. So right now, we’re going to explore …

Don’t Make These 6 Tragic Mistakes in Your Macbeth Essay

You’ve been reading Macbeth very closely and have gotten pulled into the drama of it all. And let’s face it—the fact that it’s Shakespeare’s shortest tragic play certainly doesn’t hurt. But just because it’s shorter than the rest doesn’t mean it’s not packed with betrayal, murder, symbolism, foreshadowing, and a lot of other goodies to …

3 Smart Ideas for Your Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Analysis

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is one of those stories that could be made into a box-office hit. It has action, adventure, love, and seduction. Sir Gawain’s reputation precedes him in many instances, and he tries to live up to people’s expectations. While some students may have a hard time finding the entertainment and …

Use This Critical Essay Example to Write Smarter

The Assignment: Critical essay Due Date: Tomorrow Confidence Level: Low Situation: CRITICAL You’ve sat through (and even paid attention to) your professor’s lectures about critical analysis essays. You’ve read all the assigned readings. You’ve even taken the initiative to dig up a few online resources about critical essays. The Problem: Even though you have a decent …

All You Need to Know About These 4 Scarlet Letter Characters

In this week’s edition of LEWD (Literary Entertainment Weekly Digest), we’ll get the behind-the-scenes look at the lives of the hottest The Scarlet Letter characters. Connect with the characters you love and the ones you love to hate. See what Hester, Pearl, Chillingworth, and Dimmesdale are really like behind the novel’s ink. Get the down-low …